Sophie Dahl is to join the esteemed company of Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith by presenting her own BBC cookery show.

The model – whose grandfather Roald wrote Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – will cook up her own recipes and reminisce about her food memories in the six-part BBC Two series, due to screen in 2010.

Sophie, who is dating jazz star Jamie Cullum, said: “For me, food is more than just fuel, it’s a joy and an adventure.”

The model-turned-author went on: “Cooking often serves as an emotional barometer, and with this show we will run the gamut, from a solo dinner that suits melancholy, to a homecoming feast for 20; it’s cooking with an anecdotal thread, irreverent, unpredictable and not without flaw.”

The series is being made by Jamie Oliver’s company Fresh One Productions.

Janice Hadlow, controller of BBC Two, says: “We are delighted to be bringing Sophie’s culinary talents to the channel.

“Not only are her recipes fantastic, she’s honest, funny and warm. And she’ll be in great company alongside our other homecooking heroines, Delia and Nigella.”